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it's been a heck of a morning. the recent storms backed up the (utterly busted but won't be replaced because my landlord is a slacker) drain near our house. it flooded our, along with all of our neighbors, basement and garage. baby books, letters from when david and i were dating and he lived in seattle/i lived in ohio, childhood-now photos of us and our children, our vacuum, washer/dryer all under water.
Sweet Jesus, I know you are a not some magic eight ball that I might shake up and whisper my wishes to you in the hopes that you will grant them to me but please please let this be covered under our renters insurance. Pretty please? Oh, and somehow might all of our family photos not be trashed beyond oblivion.
so every flat surface in my home has a towel on it and on top of that is some soggy memento of my life that i am trying to pour my heart into saving. It's been like a trip down memory lane going through so many old postcards from friends, wedding pictures, graduation invitations, etc. second to that nostalgia i wonder if my sentimental ways have resulted in a mini stockpile or useless junk. i keep my sentimental hoarding to a minimal though, it's not out of control i swear. it simply feels good to find such and such stuff from ones childhood. i'm doing it for the kids! i try to imagine how i would feel finding this or that from my parents saving it. old letters they wrote back and forth before they were married! sign me up! thank you cards from my moms baby shower? aw... anyways, im a sucker for sentiment. there, i said it.
the above video made my rather melancholy morning much much better and i hope it does to yours too.